Webinar – Recovery of the Apparel Sectors of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka from the COVID-19 Crisis
20 April 2021
The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh and the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), in partnership with Southern Voice, hosted a webinar focused on solutions to the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has created in apparel supplying countries, in particular Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Introductory remarks were made by Dr Fahmida Khatun, Executive Director, CPD and a joint keynote presentation was delivered by Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Research Director, CPD, and Mr Kithmina Hewage, Research Economist, IPS.
This was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Prof Mustafizur Rahman, Distinguished Fellow, CPD. The panellists comprised of: Mr Husni Salieh, Director – Strategic Transformation, MAS Holdings; Mr Mostafiz Uddin, Founder and CEO, Bangladesh Apparel Exchange; Ms Binu Wickramasinghe, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Design Collective Store; Mr Pierre Börjesson, Head of Sustainability – Global Production, H&M Group; and Mr Dan Rees, Director of Better Work, ILO Geneva.
This webinar was an opportunity for the global apparel value chain’s key stakeholders, particularly those based in Europe, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to provide insights into how to implement solutions for the recovery of the apparel sector.